West Way Public Art – find out more, Saturday 19th March

West Way Public Art – find out more, Saturday 19th March

Seacourt Hall 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 19th March: meet the artists, see their proposals, give your feedback and even try your hand at some mosaic and drawing activities!

In April 2021, following a callout and selection process, NHPC commissioned artist Nor Greenhalgh, stone carver Alex Wenham and mosaic artist Clare Goodall to work with the community to create a series of public artworks for the West Way Square shopping centre and the nearby walkway under the A34 flyover.  The artworks will be produced using the public art budget allocated as part of the Section 106 contribution required in the planning process.

Since the summer the three artists have consulted local historical material, visited the centre, neighbourhood streets and nature reserves and held sessions with local groups, schools and members of the community. The three separate yet interconnected pieces are currently in the development stage, and, subject to approval, will offer something for the whole community, with their concepts and designs being inspired by Botley’s history, heritage, wildlife and people.

Now we need you to get involved! Please come along on 19th March 2pm to 5pm in Seacourt Hall.

Annual Parish Meeting 17th March

Annual Parish Meeting 17th March

Join the Annual Parish Meeting, 7.30pm on Thursday 17th March.

Please join us for our Annual Parish Meeting in person in Seacourt Hall or online via Zoom.

Joining details can be found in the agenda along with links to related documents.

The meeting will include updates on our new pavilion and skatepark projects, plus a presentation by Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety, Environment & Place, Oxfordshire County Council. As usual there will be open sessions for questions on any local issues.

Please send any questions by noon on Monday 14th March to our Parish Clerk, Linda via clerk@northhinksey-pc.gov.uk along with suggestions for other topics that you would like us to cover during the meeting.

Support over Christmas and New Year

Support over Christmas and New Year

If you need support over Christmas please get in touch now with the Community Hub at the Vale ahead of the break.

If you need help because you have to self-isolate, or if you are struggling financially or if you are just finding life difficult due to the pandemic, the Vale can help. Whether it’s practical support or just advice, get in touch

The Community Hub office will be closed from 2pm on Christmas Eve to 8.30am on Tuesday 4th January. The emergency out of hours phone number is 01235 422420.

You can find out more about emergency cover on the Vale’s Christmas and New Year Services website.

You can also contact the Botley Responders and find out more about support on our COVID Community Hub page.

Stay safe and Merry Christmas from all at NHPC.

Road Closure, North Hinksey Lane 3rd Jan-4th Feb

Road Closure, North Hinksey Lane 3rd Jan-4th Feb

Temporary 24 hour Road Closure at North Hinksey Lane 3rd Jan – 4th Feb

A request has been received from Direct Mole for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of North Hinksey Lane, whilst essential replacing 25m of 4” with 75PE, associated connection works are carried out.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 03 January 2022 up to and including 04 February 2022. This is a 24 hour road closure.

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and also the alternative route for traffic is attached.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Greg Jones on 07789734441 or email amy.woods@directmole.co.ukref: TTRO (T9432)

Remembrance Day events

Remembrance Day events

There are two local events to commemorate Remembrance Day this year: on 11th and 14th. The Service of Remembrance is on Sunday 14th at the Commonwealth War Graves and on the 11th, at 11am outside Seacourt Hall. Please gather in West Way Square outside the Library where a bugler will play The Last Post.

Deadline for architect-led bids: new Louie Memorial Pavilion

Deadline for architect-led bids: new Louie Memorial Pavilion

Wednesday 10th November is the deadline for NHPC to receive bids for design and consultancy services for the planned replacement and ecological enhancement of Louie Memorial Pavilion. 

Key aspirations for the new Pavilion are that it should be fully inclusive for use by the whole community, and that it should meet the highest possible sustainability standards in line with the Parish Council’s Climate Emergency Policy.

NHPC seeks to appoint an architect-led team of consultants to finalise the technical specification of the plans, enabling all pre-construction approvals to be gained and tender invitations for the construction works to be issued.

The design brief for the project can be found here .

Background to the project including the approved plans can be found on the Louie Memorial page.

There is no set format for bids, but please ensure that a sealed hard copy reaches our Parish Office by Wednesday 10th November: North Hinksey Parish Council, First Floor, 5 Church Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9TH

A Sustainable Botley

A Sustainable Botley

As world leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26 the Botley Green Guide is being distributed in the November 2021 issue of The Sprout and can also be downloaded from the NHPC website.

Governments can set targets for change but that change needs to happen everywhere: we must be part of it. We can help make Botley an even better place to live. This guide is about what we can do as individuals, as households, in our schools and workplaces, and in our Botley and North Hinksey community. 

There’s a lot going on here already and we hope that this guide will help make more happen in the years to come. 

Download the Guide and find lists of organisations on our Green Guide page.